• Test Driving Cafe Deco - a Bloomsbury delight of thoughtful cooking


    Anna Tobias' first solo venture Cafe Deco has been quietly building a fanbase in Bloomsbury. It was definitely time to make a visit. 

  • Riding House Cafe is coming to Bloomsbury


    Another Riding House Cafe is on the way - this time to Bloomsbury. They've already been pretty successful over in Fitzrovia for over ten years and also with the Rail House Cafe in Victoria. As with those before it, the new Riding House Cafe will be a modern brasserie and will find its home in the Brunswick Centre and they're aiming for a club-like feeling with this one (no membership needed, of course). 

  • Galvin brothers to open Galvin Bar & Grill at the Kimpton Fitzroy on Russell Square

    galvin bar and grill russell square

    There's a changing of the guard at the Kimpton Fitzroy hotel on Russell Square as hotel restaurant experts the Galvin Brothers get ready to take over the space where Neptune was.

    Where there used to be seafood served up, the menu will now take inspiration from ethically sourced meat as Chris and Jeff are teaming up with Head Chef Adam Gray who was part of the launch team of The Ethical Butcher.


  • Tian Tian Market's next Asian supermarket is in Bloomsbury

    Tian Tian Market's next Asian supermarket is in Bloomsbury

    The hugely popular Tian Tian Market is once again expanding - and this time it's heading to Bloomsbury (in The Brunswick centre). They're taking over what was the New Look store.

    If you've yet to encounter them, they first opened at South Quay and expanded to Aldgate for a frankly huge (and hugely popular) store earlier this year. They specialise in a range of Chinese,

  • Test Driving WC Bloomsbury - a subterranean wine bar that's big on charm

    wc bloomsbury wine bar review

    We descend into the depths of a Grade II listed Victorian water closet to discover a bar that's big on charm.

  • Cafe Deco sees Anna Tobias and 40 Maltby Street team up in Bloomsbury

    Cafe Deco

    Ex River Cafe/Rochelle Canteen chef Anna Tobias comes to Bloomsbury for her solo restaurant, which is backed by the team behind 40 Maltby Street. 

  • MEATliquor lands in Bloomsbury, opening in Brunswick Square

    meatlquor bloomsbury

    You win some, you lose some. In the same month as they announced they were closing their King's Cross venue for good, MEATliquor revealed the site of their next new restaurant - Bloomsbury.

    They'll be opening in the Brunswick Centre, taking over the old Las Iguanas site. It's a big spot with room for 120 folk inside and the same amount outside on a large heated terrace, which is going to prove pretty useful. Inside, expect

  • WC find a new Water Closet to convert into a wine bar in Bloomsbury

    WC find a new Water Closet to convert into a wine bar in Bloomsbury

    After success with their first loo-turned-wine-bar in Clapham, WC are at it again. This time they're renovating a Victorian loo in Bloomsbury to become their second wine bar. 

  • Dalloway Terrace unveils its new autumnal look

    dalloway terrace debuts autumn look

    OK, how pretty is this? Always Insta-friendly Bloomsbury restaurant and bar Dalloway Terrace has had an autumnal makeover and it's quite the look.

    London florists Wild at Heart are the folk responsible for the new seasonal look which uses preserved oak and beech leaves, natural cork bark and golden silk leaves in the design. The whole thing's been done in conjunction with the bar's newest partner - booze-free English aperitif company

  • Happy Lamb Hot Pot are opening their first UK restaurant in Bloomsbury

    happy lamb hot pot london bloomsbury wayOriginating in Mongolia, the Happy Lamb Hot Pot company now has branches across America and Canada and they're now aiming their sights at the London restaurant scene.

  • Master Wei


    Chef from X'ian Impression opens in Bloomsbury

  • Master Wei in Bloomsbury is the first solo restaurant from Xi'an Impression chef Guirong Wei

    xian impression

    The chef behind popular Chinese restaurant Xi'an Impression is opening her first solo restaurant. In a tweet today, the Sunday Times restaurant reviewer Marina O'Loughlin drew attention to a new opening called Master Wei. 

    The hoarding flags up a new restaurant that's coming soon serving up Xi'an cuisine, headed up by chef Guirong Wei who co-owns Xi'an Impression with her husband. She's taken over the site of Cagney's which boasted that it was one of

  • Kym's by Andrew Wong is opening at Bloomberg Arcade - take a first look inside


    For his second restaurant, Andrew Wong is planning his own take on classic Chinese dishes. The city space will seat over 120, with a separate bar and private event space but we're particularly excited about the Chinese Sunday roast that's coming.

  • Macellaio RC is bringing their steak to Bloomsbury

    Macellaio RC is bringing their steak to BloomsburyThis is the fifth Macellaio RC to launch in London - which is essentially an Italian steakhouse - with a bit of offal on the side if that takes your fancy. 

  • Test Driving Neptune - a stylish seafood spot in Bloomsbury

    prawnsBloomsbury just got itself a very stylish seafood restaurant - we went to see what Brett Redman and Margaret Crow have done with Neptune at The Principal on Russell Square.

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